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Issue 504, 24 January 2005
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Honorary graduates image

A writer, a film director, a philanthropist, a broadcaster and two leading academics will receive honorary degrees from the University this year.
Clues to our birth may be written in space
Extraterrestrial molecules found in meteorites may hold the key to the origin of life on Earth, according to chemistry research at the University.
Remembering victims of the tsunami

All at the University are invited to a gathering at the Great Hall in solidarity, for support and for reflection on the impact of the tsunami.

A concrete alternative to waste dumping
A novel recycling process is being devised by Leeds civil engineers who have discovered a greener way to make concrete.
£20m deal secures a place with the intellectual elite
Techtran Group has been acquired by IP2IPO in a £20m deal which significantly strengthens the University’s commercialisation activities and includes a new £5m fund to develop University intellectual property.
Giving voice to our regional identities
Leeds University linguistics experts are involved in an ambitious joint initiative with the BBC to find out why we speak the way we do.
World-class formula for fighting disease

One of the most exciting developments in clinical research in decades is taking place at the University of Leeds, led by our professor of cancer medicine Peter Selby in collaboration with the Medical Research Council.

Building on the rhythms of life
Our understanding of some of life’s most fundamental processes will be advanced in a new £5m research centre to be opened in June this year.
Putting metabolism on the map
A chart which illustrates the chemistry of life – Metabolic Pathways – celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Now in its 22nd edition with over a million copies, the chart has made a unique contribution to biochemistry by visualising our continually-evolving understanding of the pathways.
Unfolding excellence in research
Treatments for Alzheimer’s and other diseases are being investigated thanks to over £1m won by the interdisciplinary institute of molecular biophysics.
Keeping the park in Peak condition
Few visitors to the Peak District realise it is ‘man-made’. The 555 square miles of Britain’s first national park are maintained in their unwooded and heather-covered state by regular burning and grazing.
Hidden poverty of the asylum system
Many asylum seekers in Leeds are destitute or homeless because of flaws in the benefits system, according to University researchers.
Leader column
Professor Michael Arthur has a vision of Leeds as a truly world-class university; in this month's leader column he describes the emerging strategic themes and how we will move from a strategic overview to a clear plan for the future.
 
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